“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus
One of the great rewards of living in Minnesota is our amazing summers. Once old man winter decides to leave, we are blessed with perhaps the most postcard picture perfect weather imaginable. I guess after surviving six brutally cold, long months of winter you can say it is a gift and a ploy to keep us living here in the land of 10,000 lakes.
My most favorite time of day in the summer is twilight, when the hot sun slowly dips below the blue waters of my favorite urban lake. If we are lucky enough to have some clouds, then we are in for a treat. As the sun descends below the horizon it turns from yellow to orange to pink and casts a brilliant display of colors atop the serene water of the lake. It is the golden hour of time. When all of life’s worries and concerns suddenly seem insignificant and slowly fade away.
Just the other night, I took a late night walk around the lake and captured this photo of the golden hour across Lake Harriet near my home in Southwest Minneapolis. As the days are getting shorter now, the sun set a little past nine pm.
I wonder what I will see tonight?
This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour. To see more entries, click here.